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Indian River County Sees Increase in Domestic Violence

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On Tuesday, April 7, 2020, officials from the Indian River County Sheriff’s Office in Florida stated that they have been seeing a marked increase in both DUI and domestic violence cases in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic.

The Indian River County Sheriff stated that he could understand the frustration everyone has been feeling but that it’s important to be extremely careful. He said his county offers numerous resources to the victims of domestic violence and that there are two victims’ advocates who can perform crisis intervention.

The sheriff added that he, his deputies and the advocates help victims with the court procedures they must undergo. He stressed that there are also additional resources, including SafeSpace.

Regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, the sheriff reported that social distancing measures have seemingly been working thus far, including within the Indian River County Jail’s inmate population. He said that on that Tuesday morning, there were 479 inmates, whereas three weeks prior, there were 529.

The sheriff further stated that the decrease in numbers says that people are complying with the statewide “stay at home” order in Florida, which is slated to end on Thursday, April 30, 2020.

He further reported that if his deputies locate anyone who is in violation of the lockdown order, they will be advised and educated on the rules as their first offense. However, the sheriff pointed out, if people perpetrate a second violation, his deputies would start arresting them.

According to health officials, the Cleveland Clinic Indian River Hospital is a drive-thru testing facility for the virus. However, testing is done by appointment only. So far, 338 people have been tested at the site.

According to the Florida Department of Health, as of early April, there have been 62 confirmed cases of infection in the Indian River County area. Fifteen people were hospitalized as a result, but nobody has died.

Hiring an Indian River Domestic Violence Attorney

If you are in Indian River County, Florida and have committed domestic violence or DUI, it is a serious matter, especially more so in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. You need the assistance of a skilled Indian River criminal lawyer to handle your case. An Indian River domestic violence attorney is your best bet. Contact the Law Office of Jeffrey H. Garland, P.A. at 772-489-2200 at your earliest convenience to discuss your case with an experienced Indian River criminal lawyer. An Indian River domestic violence attorney will build a strong defense for you.